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Sun International's sales team challenging the status quo

Sun International's sale team, currently made up of 99 women out of a staff complement of 114, goes against the perception that the hospitality and gaming industry in South Africa is a male-dominated terrain.

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Rallying behind empowering women in tourism

During a visit to tourism establishments owned and managed by women in Cape Town, Minister Tokozile Xasa said: “As we celebrate Women's Month under the national theme - The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward, it is critical for us to be mindful of the vital role played by women executives in advancing our economy, especially through tourism.”

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#WomensMonth: Making a mark on SA's travel industry
#WomensMonth: Making a mark on SA's travel industry

President of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) and CEO of Sure Travel, Vanya Lessing is recognised by many as one of the doyennes of South Africa's travel industry. She has managed to "find stillness" despite a busy life and she says that this is very important in an "always on" world. With her tenure as ASATA president coming to an end in September, she chats about what it takes to make it to the top of SA's travel industry.

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Indian business trip: Some crucial points to keep in mind while visiting India
Indian business trip: Some crucial points to keep in mind while visiting India

If you are planning to visit India for business, you have made a perfect decision. India is a wonderful country with rich culture, mouthwatering cuisine and mesmerising scenic beauty. All in all, you are sure to enjoy everything which India offers. So, put all your worries aside and get ready to experience all the different shades of India.

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Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism
Cape Town Tourism one of the top 25 tourism websites in the world

Cape Town Tourism's website has been listed as one of the top 25 tourism board websites in the world by eminent travel publishers, Skift, an accolade we don't take lightly.

By Enver Duminy 4 hours ago

Silverbirch @ Birchwood celebrates prestigious award
Silverbirch @ Birchwood celebrates prestigious award

Gauteng's foremost business hub, The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, has scooped a coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for their continued standard of service in their premium rooms, Silverbirch @ Birchwood. Selected from seven million establishments listed on TripAdvisor.com, The Birchwood Hotel continues to highlight Boksburg's business tourism potential.

Issued by Birchwood Hotel 19 hours ago

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The Table Bay wine list inspires exploration

For the second year in a row, The Table Bay has received a Diamond Award in Diners Club Winelist Awards - the highest possible achievement and a testament to the hotel's focus on creating a more personalised story that reflects the style and character of the hotel and its guests.

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SANParks celebrates employees in regional Achievement Awards
SANParks celebrates employees in regional Achievement Awards

In celebration of its employees, the SANParks' Northern Region Parks held its regional Achievement Awards function on 18 August at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site outside of Musina. The awards ceremony celebrated those employees who go the extra mile at park level to make the national parks what they are, encouraging excellent performance and ensuring a continuous quality service for the stakeholders.

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Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Google, whose mantra used to be ‘Don't be evil' (until it dropped it for the motto ‘Do the right thing'), is almost omnipresent in our lives these days. We use it for all sorts of online searches, whether it's trying to access arcane information or find our way from A to B.

By Stuart Pallister 1 day ago

Plan to grow sustainable coastal and marine tourism in SA approved
Plan to grow sustainable coastal and marine tourism in SA approved

In an effort to grow sustainable coastal and marine tourism (CMT) in South Africa, which will advance the Nine-Point Plan through Operation Phakisa's Oceans Economy, the Cabinet - in partnership with various tourism stakeholders, including the Department of Tourism and the Minister of Tourism, Tokiozile Xasa - will see South Africa's competitive advantage in nature, culture and heritage, leveraged.

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N2 project to make travelling easier
N2 project to make travelling easier

The N2 Wild Coast project will improve mobility and connectivity between provinces and towns, says Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi.

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#WomensMonth: Changing the meetings industry game with Nina Freysen-Pretorius
#WomensMonth: Changing the meetings industry game with Nina Freysen-Pretorius

Celebrating the top female leaders in the industry for Women's Month, we chat to CEO of The Conference Company, Nina Freysen-Pretorius, who recently secured her spot on the US-based Successful Meetings magazine's annual list of 25 outstanding professionals who have had a significant impact on the meetings industry. Freysen-Pretorius was named as one of the top strategists in the meetings industry. Arnaldo Nardone, immediate past President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) - Freysen-Pretorius is currently serving her second term as president of the ICCA - says she has a vision for the international meetings industry. "She is a game-changer and shifts paradigms.”

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

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Go2Africa providing training opportunities for safari agents

Go2Africa is once again opening its in-house training programme to those who want to learn to sell the best of Africa to fully independent travellers (FIT). Now in its tenth year, Go2Africa's Safari Expert Academy gives beginner agents and other sector industry experts looking to get into safari game opportunities, tutorials on everything from air logistics and handling reservations to on-the-ground experience of lodges from Kruger to Victoria Falls.

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